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    Michael Lebson: Similar But Different

    “My mother, Marianne Lebson, my most important artistic influence, passed away earlier this year.”

     

    In a world where hardship and conflict affect everyone on both a global and individual scale, Lebson’s mother instilled in him the recognition of how important every individual is, how unfairly many are treated based on skin color or personal identity, how many are motherless, fatherless, or without a family at all, and how others deserve assistance whether they ask for it or not.

     

    “Creating art to showcase the beauty of uniqueness in people, nature, technology, and other vital topics in our world has always made sense and comes easily to me—thanks to her influence and others—which I feel fortunate for every day.” Providing simple and relatable subject matter in multiples that someone of any age, background, or worldview can find something to connect to is a theme in every work of art Michael makes.

     

    “I believe in the power of what art can do, and my pursuit of making a difference for those who need and deserve it will never go away.”

    Lebson’s show Similar But Different showcases his unique, artistic pursuit through a variety of forms. View the show at ARTHAUS, running from November 3–January 9.

     

    WHERE TO VIEW HIS WORK:

    The Joint Coffee Co. at 77 West Broad Street #18C, Bethlehem

    ARTHAUS at 645 Hamilton Street, Allentown November 3, 2021–January 9, 2022
    Artist reception: November 18, 5:30–7:30pm

     

    Instagram: @michaellebson

    Twitter: @michaellebson

    foundation.app/@MichaelLebson